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Boscastle Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: SX 1445 9305.
Landranger 190: Bude and Clovelly.
Explorer 111: Bude, Boscastle & Tintagel.
GPS network passive station: H1SX1493.
Waypoint: FM7153.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G3517 Marshgate, Post Office 1.59km to the southeast.
G3518 Wilslea Farm 1.76km to the east.
G3519 Collamoor Head 2.89km to the east.
G3516 Otterham Station, Seaview 3.60km to the south.
1767 Rosecare Villa 3.89km to the northeast.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Liskeard, 30.51km to the south.

Second Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1912-21)
This fundamental bench mark was used during the Second geodetic levelling, England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 800.0340 feet [243.8504 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Boscastle to Grampound and Torrington to Boscastle levelling lines.

Third Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1950-68)
This fundamental bench mark was used during the Third geodetic levelling, England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 800.0340 feet [243.8504 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Boscastle to Liskeard, Boscastle to Torrington and Troon to Boscastle levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 29th June 2016 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: SC 14453 93056. Condition: Good.
Driving towards Boscastle it is hidden in the grass verge 3 metres before gate on left.

Visited on 17th October 2011 by Brisey. Grid reference: SX 14455 93058. Condition: Good.
Fairly clear of grass, only needing a few sweeps with the boot to make presentable for photography. Some slight damage to the bolt is apparent, and the height plate is missing. See http://trigpointinguk-photos.s3.amazonaws.com/092/P92194.jpg for photo.

Visited on 27th November 2008 by Dusty. Condition: Good.

Visited on 26th November 2006 by dal. Condition: Good.
Having failed to find this one in the summer, I thought if I visited at this time of year when the undergrowth had died back, I might have more joy. I was not disappointed. Armed with a tape measure and the OS sketch, we worked out where it should be and started delving - and there it was, somewhat buried, but in good condition. We left it clear, but I am sure it will not be long before it is re-covered.
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